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. >> another massive storm is now moving over maryland. who will see the worst and when we could see blizzard like conditions in my sky watch forecast. >> i hate the snow. >> i hate the snow. i don't like the snow. >> everyone has had enough. the tips to keep you safe during the next round of snow. >> the difficulty now is getting all the right products in. >> the other issue local businesses have to deal with because of all of this snow. because of all of this snow. . >> another storm as people still struggling to dig out. now supplies are hard to find. >> can't find any gas.
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>> one of the biggest concerns tonight? there is nowhere else for the new snow to go. >> this is not a good day to be on the road e.tonight how bad it will get and the school road crew might be without for this storm. >> hello. >> another massive snowstorm hitting maryland adding to the 2 feet already on the ground. >> vytas joining us now with everything you need to know about this latest winter blast. vytas. >> well, here we go again. round 3 of the season. now let me put this into perspective. we are talking about snow fall record. largest snow fall season now this is measured out at dwi. 1995-96 season for the entire season saw 62.5 inches of snow. we are currently still in the winter season for 2009 and 2010 and 60.4 inches not including the current storm on
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the way. so we are going to blow that other season on out of the sky pretty much because we have another big blast coming in from the west. looking at the snow coming down pretty good on the eastern shore. a little bit of a mexico. we'll see that 10 to turn over the snow overnight as the temperatures fall. we have a very large system on off to the west and will tip to row take it around the secondary upper level low affecting folks as far north as chicago, medical walk, indian a, detroit delay there with airport snow coming down, cleveland and our neck of the woods upper -- next low moving in at this team just to the south. this one low that tracks up and the secondary low that is really going to be the backer as it strengthen and intense fees off the coast as it wraps in the moisture atlantic moisture. that's why we have winter storm warnings stretching from new york city down to philadelphia to dc, pittsburg back to indianapolis and detroit. this is a big, big storm that affects a lot of folks and drop heavy amounts of snow fall. now here locally we can is he all across the state.
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we are under winter storm warning and projected snow fall i'm looking at still holding pretty good. 14 to 20 inches plus potentially across baltimore, dc area crossing up to seize ill county 95 to wilmington and phily 16 to 24. could get heavy amounts and southern 10 of the state 7 to 14 and then the south east portion of the estate about 14. so looking at a lot of snow potential across the area as the storm pushes through. about a foot, foot and a half is what we are looking at. back to you. >> all right vytas e.track the storm asset moves through the state of maryland i-radar available at fox baltimore.com and use the tools to track the storms down to your neighborhood. go to our web site. >> baltimore city crew manage to clear the main roads but many neighborhood streets are still untouched. keith live north baltimore where the mayor plan aattack before this storm moves through. should be a great plan. >>reporter: she think also it is. we are 11 now in the 4200
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block of terrace. this is what city crew concentrating on now. this car passing through. city crew concentrating on streets like this now. little neighborhood streets with snow packed with snow that have yet to see a plow. now again this street is pretty much passable because neighbors shovelled snow themselves. it allows the cars to pass through but still this is a very messy street. now mayor rawlings blake said today that they have identified at least 17 attack zones in the city. she says crews are focusing on secondary roads and neighbor streets but will shift the folk to us primary roads again once the storm begins. but again for now resources are shifted to the problem areas. e.we are doing everything we can to keep moving but we have to be reasonable in our expectations. this is not a shoveling event. this is a hauling event. we have to peck the snow up and move it. i'm greatful for our partner
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throughout the city that have given us some locations to move the snow. >>reporter: we are back her live where you can see some of the cars moving. gingerly down the street. again some of the locations where the snow will go include the pemlico race track lot and school parking lots throughout the city and the mare says they even have epa approval to dump some of that snow in the harbor. leave now, keith fox 45 news at 5:30. bge bracing for new power outage in the latest storm. they announced today it restored electricity to most of the customers affected be the monday storm. more than 95,000 customers lost power. bge says the biggest challenge is getting the power turned back on and getting to the problem. >> sometimes we are there before the streets can plow and we have had to park at the side and actually have two man team walk in to actually try to find the case e-they warn you can stay away from any downed power lines and you
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should call them at 877-77 8 2 2 2 2 to report any down lines you happen to see. call right away. maryland roads are coated with tons of salt and crew still fight the weekend storms. kearny parks live in elegant city where concern is growing over salt shortages. karen? >>reporter: well, jennifer as you can see here in elegant city this snow is relevant starting to come down. but this will create a bigger problem for the state. where to move mounds of snow like this and how to keep the streets clean. what is happening now is that after last weekend big snowstorm the state is running out of salt. the state started with 350,000 tons of salt and now workers have less than that to work with. officials say they have started pulling salt from years that don't really need it leak the eastern shore but that won't be enough to solve the problem. then shipments of salt are expected over the next two weeks and estate officials say it couldn't come
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soon enough. >> with the dwind length salt supply we will not be able to use as much salt as we did in the last storm. and therefore it is going to be a bigger challenge for to us get down to bare pavement. >>reporter: first shipment arrived yesterday from mexico. at the port of baltimore bringing in about 40,000 tons of salt. reporting live in elegant city, kearny parks fox free for all friday news at 5:30. all right karen. if you have not made it to the gas station or the grocery store, you may be too late already. some stations are out of gasoline because tanker trucks haven't been able to make it into the region because of all the snow. many grocery store shelves are bare. people getting ready for the next round of snow. >> most unusual they think we have found through many years in the business that ice cream sells. ice cream says extremely well during a snowstorm especially a blizzard. we are selling a lot of ice cream besides
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medical being bread and toilet paper. e-he plans to keep the store open tonight and tomorrow of course weather permitting. no surprise here. most schools are closed tomorrow. some are even calling it a week. here's a look at the situation. andarundle county schools are closed for the rest of the week. baltimore city closed for the week. baltimore county as of right now closed tomorrow. harper county closed tomorrow and howard county closed for the rest of the week. you can watch the ticker at the bottom of the screen for a complete list or go to our web site and click on the school closing link on the left side of the screen. and we want you to know that we will have extended live coverage of the storm throughout the day tomorrow. morning news will be on the ear from 5 in the morning until noon bridging you the very latest on school closings road conditions and weather update. and fox 45 will be pack on the air starting at 4 tomorrow afternoon giving you all the information you need
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to know about the storm. whether you went to work by car, bus or taken chances are it was not a cake walk for you. melinda spent the damon toring transportation troubles around the city. live tonight in forth baltimore with the latest details on that. melinda? >>reporter: it was a treacherous commute unless of course you were snowed in and you just decided to stay home. it looks like tomorrow though things will only get worse. many drivers today got caught up in traffic jam because of snow blockage. for riders who rely on light rail train also serious 38 due to electrical problems. buses were also tied up and in some cases completely stuck near the intersection of green hill and fur each 2 buses stuck in the snow and ice. one of them has been there since monday afternoon and neighbors are getting frustrated. >> i think highly irresponsible to send out huge vehicle on one lane road with the ice with rear wheel
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drive. >> neighbors spent all day digging out the buses themselves. now they really want mta to return with some equipment to remove the buses or else they fear they will just get snowed in even moreover night. live tonight in north baltimore, fox 45 news at 5:30. how are the roads looking tonight with all this snow? lauren has the traffic em report. lauren? >> thank you jeff. well this snow and ice that we are dealing with making the secondary roads extremely dangerous. we are also dealing with some trouble on the main lines. west side of the belt way is in bad shape as crew work to clean up all the snow. we look at only 10 miles per hour right now. as we take a live look at sex naive at liberty rolled you can see the second batch of snow is starting to lay along the roadway and heavy volume report along the inner loop lanes net. unfortunately that congestion will 10 as we make our way down to route 40 taking a live look here you will see it is really a mess along both the inner outer loop lanes and do watch out
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for advice ebility traveling tonight. we have our fair share of accidents unfortunately. we have a crash on green mount avenue at east 23rd street and another accident this is going to be right at pemlico road at oak ford avenue. if you are using the jfx watch out for heavy delay traveling northbound up to the top side of the belt way. it is going to be a very heavy and awful ride if you are traveling that area. do stay at home. don't travel the roads. that is a look at the very messy evening travel travels. back to you. >> thank you lawrence jo woman is dead after fear at her wood lawn home. broke out yesterday evening in the 2000 block of loyal port. deep snow added to difficult task of fighting the fear but crew say it did not affect their response time. the woman's body was found inside. baltimore city council tonight has a new president. >> i hear by rule that catherine bernard jack young has been elected to the office of president of the baltimore city council. [applause] e.the council
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elected her as next city council president. he said immediately one of the major concerns is illegal guns in the city of baltimore. >> this council stands ready to do whatever is required to take guns out of the hands of cells who threaten the progress we are making. >>reporter: young said he was humbled by yesterday's vote. all of the snow is starting to hurt. literally. >> how busy local hospitals are treating people with snow or ice related injuries. looking live at our sky watch hd radar right now. snow falling all over the region and going to 10 to fall through tomorrow. vytas returns in just a few minutes latest on how much snow this latest on how much snow this time we are going
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>> seeing a mix and looks like that is changing over to snow as the temperatures fall. now we are going to see this wrapping in as we go through the overnight. first area of low pressure is what we are really concerned with as that continues to push into the region. closer look around baltimore you cap see snow fall coming down pretty good around baltimore, aberdeen, baltimore, aberdeen, belaire, wr and down towards the suburb of dc. so this is going to be the case that we have to deal with over the next several days here because we have to dig out. pretty bad situation. double low here. one out of the south bringing all the moisture and then the secondary upper level low wrap in behind that and intensify out over the del mar wrapping in all the moisture into the cold air. that's why we are under a winter storm warning
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stretching from new york city all the way down across the east coast back over to the midwest. lots of delays and problems in the immediate area. eastern shore and winter storm warning in effect currently until about 7:00 p.m. tomorrow as we can see from 14 to 20 inches plus around the baltimore area looking at 16 to 24 north of us on the eastern shore and lower part of the state 7 to 14. we see snow tonight with temperatures down to 30. peck up overnight tonight and then through tomorrow morning get really windy tomorrow afternoon as well. details in the 7 day coming up.
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call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. this is beyond cable. this is fios. . >> welcome back i'm bruce cunningham. snow claimed a victim in the sporting world. a pretty big one. turks and virginia crucial match up in the acc race set for tomorrow has been postponed. it was to have been played wednesday night at the comcast center but with all the snow coming both schools elected to take the safe route. the game played monday night. times will be announced. makes for grueling couple games. duke saturday then cavaliers on monday. maryland spweep of those 2 games could give them undisputed first place in the acc. university released this statement today athletic director and men basketball coach have expressed their
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appreciation for all the work done by campus myes in athletic staff to allow the unc game played upped challenging circumstances also. those circumstances now move from being challenging to em possible. for campus staff to manage second major snowstorm approaching in less than a week. end quote. this year charm city challenge has been cancelled as well. details on that plus a former prep player award winner becomes pre-season all american. coming up net on sports unlimited. snow falling at pretty fast pace out there right now. we have plenty to go through [ male announcer ] still have cable?
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long way until this one is over. >> question is how long? >> that is the question. chief meteorologist vytas back with the very latest. >>reporter: yes. our third winter blast of the winter season looking downtown hd sky cam you can see the snow coming down at pretty moderate pace across the city downtown and up snow covered ground. we haven't had a chance to really thoroughly dig out from this last storm. now add insult toger the next blast leaving lots of snow across the atlantic and midwest and everybody geted blasted from the snow out at the airport and wednesday calm but that is changing. that is a very important factor midmorning into the afternoon tomorrow. winds going to pet really strong out there and create blizzard like conditions. dangerous conditions. tell you more about that in a moment. 30 in baltimore. 32 in dc. temperatures falling in salsbury at 35 so seeing a little mixing out there. colder temperatures back in the lower 20's to the west. all under winter storm warning right now. entire state
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stretching up to the north as far north as new york city all the way back to indiana and michigan and into milwaukee we are looking at a major winter bast across the area. timing this out looking at the snow coming down at pretty good pace and continue to come down pretty good through the overnight as temperatures fall. first low pushes through by tomorrow morning rush hour. it is going to start snowing really hard. start snowing really hard. very heavy
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